Oceanside, NY, August 31, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Prominent New York real estate developer and healthcare philanthropist Mr. Jeffrey Feil of Rockville Centre has been named the honoree of South Nassau Communities Hospital's new gala – Soirée Under the Stars - which will be held Saturday, September 16 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
The Soirée will also honor two of South Nassau's most recognized and devoted health care leaders, Rajiv Datta, MD, of Muttontown, NY, and Lori Edelman, RN, of Long Beach, NY, who will be presented with the hospital's Mary Pearson and the Cupola awards, respectively.
The Mount Sinai Health System will serve as the lead and exclusive Soirée sponsor, providing a gift toward the hospital's Emergency Department Expansion Campaign. Cupola Sponsors include the Feil Family Foundation, Neurological Surgery, P.C. and North American Partners in Anesthesiology.
Funds raised by the Soirée (formerly known as the Carnation Ball) will support the hospital's five-year, $10-million capital campaign to nearly double the size of the Oceanside Emergency Department. When completed, the $60 million renovation and expansion project will provide space to accommodate in excess of 80,000 patient visits each year, as well as establishing a dedicated area for behavioral health patients.
Mr. Feil, a long-time resident of Rockville Centre, is a respected metro area real estate developer and philanthropist whose family has had a transformative impact on South Nassau in expanding and elevating the standard of cancer care for South Nassau's patients. The Feil family has donated more than $6 million to South Nassau in the past several years. This includes a $3 million donation to South Nassau in the spring of 2011that supported the continued growth and expansion of the hospital's existing Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center, located in Valley Stream. In December 2016, the Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the will of Louis Feil, donated $1 million toward a new consolidated cancer center being planned at the hospital's Oceanside campus.
South Nassau's Mary Pearson Award, named in honor of the hospital's founding administrator, is presented annually to an individual for extraordinary effort and individual contributions that significantly advance South Nassau's commitment to the communities we serve and standard setting healthcare services. Since joining South Nassau in 2001 as director of Surgical Oncology/Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Datta, MBA, FACS, FRCS, FICS, has earned a global reputation for leadership and surgical innovation. Today, he also serves as chair of the Department of Surgery and medical director of the Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center.
South Nassau established the Cupola Award in 2015 as an annual award presented to a deserving hospital employee who goes above and beyond their duties, and lives by the hospital mission to promote excellence in healthcare. Ms. Edelman, RN, CEN, NE-BC, the 2017 Cupola Award recipient, has worked with South Nassau for 40 years. She has demonstrated unflappable, focused leadership in overseeing patient care services – not only in her decades of service at the hospital's Oceanside Emergency Department, but since it opened in 2015, at the hospital's Emergency Department in Long Beach, Long Island's only free-standing emergency department, which has seen over 18,000 patients. In addition to her duties in the Emergency Departments, Ms. Edelman also has a leadership role on three of the hospital's medical-surgical units.
The Soirée is South Nassau's most successful annual fundraising effort. This year's format will feature a two-hour, outdoor poolside reception starting at 6 PM under the stars that will be highlighted by an unlimited top-shelf open bar, passed hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and a variety of savory food stations including Little Italy, Asian Fusion Bar and hot and cold seafood stations, carving stations, sushi and summer salads.
At 8 p.m., the party will move indoors for an hour of first-class, Broadway-quality entertainment followed by a Deluxe Viennese Table featuring scrumptious handmade desserts, cakes, pastries, hand-filled cannolis, Belgian waffles, zeppoles, artisanal ice creams and sliced exotic fruits.
To learn more about the Soirée, or to purchase tickets or support as a sponsor, call South Nassau's Development office or Lynne Nordone at (516) 377-5360.